Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Books Reduction Lino Print - Blues

One of the books is blue, which of course means I have to print two versions of that hue to give the shape it needs. First the bright one, which will actually a little bit of the shading on a neighbouring book:

And then the shading:

I'm going to give one of these away when I'm done, and you get an entry for each comment you leave in any of the posts about it!


  1. It's great to see the process as it's unfolding. I have a hard time thinking in "layers" and am working on how colors will translate once printed over with a different color. Thanks for the learning opportunity, but more importantly, I LOVE the pic you're working from. Very inspiring! Thanks!

  2. Thanks! I actually don't much experience with lino cuts, so I'm learning as I go. I hope it helps!

  3. Working my way backwards... I love how the splodginess of the ink (is that a word? well, it is now and you know what I mean!) gives the prints such a texture and enhances the image. It helps to give the impression of the age of these books.
    It's so interesting to watch how you are building the image.
    I am rather filled with admiration... you certainly don't do things by halves, Jennifer!
    I'm so glad you have posted all these stages for us to see. I love this!

  4. I thought the same thing about the colour myself. I cut lots of little nicks into the lino block, so it wouldn't be too even and smooth, but the ink seems to be taking care of the texture itself.